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Apr 7 2020
In February, I attended my first IECA Conference. It was my first official storm water and erosion control show, besides the one SWS hosted in…
Apr 6 2020
A Pinellas County, Florida storm water employee tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). Officials have contacted other employees who worked…
Mar 20 2020
After years of planning, the storm water pond and park at the site of Delaware's former Rodney dorms is designed.  Voters approved borrowing $9…
Jan 13 2020
Leaders in South Haven could spend up to $16 million to repair and protect the shoreline due to high water levels on Lake Michigan, reported Booth…
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Source: Vancouver Watersheds Alliance. Artist: Jamie Lutz.
Oct 4 2018
We have all heard the expression “can’t see the forest for the trees,” but when is the last time you can remember it applying to yourself? As a storm…
Sep 18 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced research projects addressing priority environmental and human health problems in 14 states…
Sep 13 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) NPDES storm water program was put in place to help protect the nation’s water supply from the…
Sep 1 2017
Were you or a colleague affected by Hurricane Harvey and the following tropical storm and record rainfall? If so, we would like to hear from you. If…
Jul 27 2017
Architecturally, The RIG is an industrial superstructure perched on the edge of the marsh, incorporating a fully appointed ecolodge designed to…
Jul 12 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the rules for the 6th annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design competition open to U.S.…
Jun 26 2017
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) introduced a new mapping tool to help the public understand the health of the…
May 18 2017
The Value of Water Campaign released results to a new poll. Commissioned by the Value of Water Campaign, the poll found that more than any other…
May 16 2017
The Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources in Florida has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for innovative ideas and…
Mar 31 2017
Xylem Inc. launched a month-long volunteer challenge for Xylem colleagues across the globe to highlight the importance of water and environmental…
Mar 8 2017
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced the release of the second book in the “Communicating Water’s Value” series by Melanie K. Goetz. The…
Oct 10 2016
Water Environment Federation (WEF) President Paul Bowen launched the new #MyWaterLegacy social media campaign. The campaign will bring attention to…
Oct 4 2016
The Surfrider Foundation launched its nationwide Long Live the Beach campaign to engage the next generation of coastal defenders to ensure our coasts…
Sep 15 2016
Five-hundred organizations and thousands of individuals across the country have pledged to participate in Imagine a Day Without Water. The Value of…
Sep 14 2016
Tomorrow, Sept. 15, the Value of Water Coalition is challenging all of us to imagine what would happen if we turned on our tap and nothing came out.…
Sep 7 2016
As the effects from Flint, Mich.’s drinking water crisis are felt across the country, with cities nationwide testing and reporting elevated lead…
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